Tide Basketball Gets Road Victory at Arkansas, 64-61

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Earnest Shelton
Earnest Shelton

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By JAY HUGHES, Associated Press Writer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Earnest Shelton scored 18 points and Kennedy Winston had nine of his 13 in the second half to lead No. 23 Alabama to a 64-61 victory over Arkansas on Tuesday night.

Ronnie Brewer had 15 points for Arkansas (13-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference), which got within 63-61, but Winston made one of two free throws with 9.8 seconds left to give the Crimson Tide (13-3, 2-1) a three-point lead. Eric Ferguson missed an open 3-pointer with 2 seconds left that could have tied the game.

Chuck Davis had 17 points and nine rebounds for Alabama, which finished with a 32-25 advantage on the boards.

Darian Townes added 14 points for the Razorbacks, while Jonathan Modica had 11 points and five assists and Olu Famutini added 10 points, eight in the first half.

A 13-4 run gave Arkansas a 33-24 lead with 4:31 left in the first half. But the Crimson Tide held the Razorbacks scoreless for the rest of the half and Shelton had half the points in a 10-0 run that gave Alabama a 34-33 lead.